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Andrew Luck is old school but as NFL fans, do we need to prepare ourselves for different kind of QBs?


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Sure but still a better passer was benched for a QB with better athletic ability. And IMO I think we will see more and more of that. That dual threat is something that coaches are looking more and more at not just because it makes the offense harder to defend but also because it can help a QB take less sacks/get injured less if he is able to get away from pressure and be smart and get down the way Kaep, Wilson and Luck do.

 

I like Foles a lot too but I thought Smith looked great in KC last year. His playoff game vs the Colts was sick. It probably does not hurt either QB that both play for innovative, offensive minded coaches. ;)

 

But that's only going to happen if the difference in passing abilities between the 2 is marginal.  If there is a significant difference in passing ability then no, I don't believe the more mobile QB would be the one chosen and I think that's the point that most have been trying to make.

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But that's only going to happen if the difference in passing abilities between the 2 is marginal.  If there is a significant difference in passing ability then no, I don't believe the more mobile QB would be the one chosen and I think that's the point that most have been trying to make.

And I have agreed with that statement every time. My larger point has been the focus on mobility in addition to passing. It is not just a nice bonus to have but something that hurts a QB more if he does not possess it in today's than it ever has in the past.

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And I have agreed with that statement every time. My larger point has been the focus on mobility in addition to passing. It is not just a nice bonus to have but something that hurts a QB more if he does not possess it in today's than it ever has in the past.

 

lol....no, not really but I think this is about as close as we're going to come to being in agreement and the horse has been dead for a while now. :)

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lol....no, not really but I think this is about as close as we're going to come to being in agreement and the horse has been dead for a while now. :)

Yeah, I agree. lol. Been nice chatting though. The QB position is the most fascinating position in all of sports.

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Sure, I agree. I would miss on Brady, one of the best ever. I am not saying it is a rule BTW, I am saying that is the way GMs and HCs are evaluating QBs. Mobility is factoring in more then it ever has in the past.

can i get a link to the comprehensive study you are basing these facts on?

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And I have agreed with that statement every time. My larger point has been the focus on mobility in addition to passing. It is not just a nice bonus to have but something that hurts a QB more if he does not possess it in today's than it ever has in the past.

I would agree with this. Qbs have to be able to move in today's game. The defenses are big and fast and also OCs want the added dimension to keep defenses off-balance. Right now all the young guys that are poised to lead the league after Brady and Manning retire all have athleticism and that is no coincidence.

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